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2 Carriers at Norfolk

The US Navy
A Night on Kitty Hawk
Lincoln at Everett
GHWBush at NewportNews
On the Ramp: Planes from Google Maps
10th Year of Publication

Vol 11 No 1 January / February 2006
http://carrier-aviation-news.com
Standing the Watch
Update: Wednesday, 04 January 2006

  US Forces Losses War on Terror

Total: 2,259 Killed
Wounded: 15,881

December 2005: 34

On the Ramp:
Fallon NAS 1
North Island NAS 1
 

Glossary

COMPTUEX: Composite Training Unit Exercise
CQs: Carrier Qualifications ( for new aviators)
DPIA:
Docked Planned Incremental Availability
FRS Fleet Readiness Squadron
FRTP
:
Fleet Response Training Plan
JTFEX: Joint Task Force Exercise
RCOH: Reactor Refuel and Complex Overhaul

SCOOP: Shipboard Coordinated Offload and Outfitting Plan (prior to RCOH)
TPCD: Topside Production Completion Datenon-Engineering production work is complete
TSTA: Tailored Ships Training Assessment a training regimen designed to prepare a ship for prompt and sustained combat operations at sea
 

Monthly Losses War on Terror
November 2005: 96
October 2005: 87
September2005: 48
August 2005: 84
July 2005: 54
June 2005 78
May 2005: 80
April 2005 51
March 2005 36
February 2005 58
January 2005 101
December 2004 79
November 2004 140
October 2004 62
September 2004 79
August 2004 67
July 2004 60
June 2004 52
May 2004 80
April 2004 129
March 2004 42
February 2004 31
January 2004 43
 December 2003 49
November 2003 84
October 2003 47
September 2003 33
August 2003 37
July 2003 42
June 2003 26
May 2003 31
April 2003 92
March 2003 59
the latest news

Reagan:
Truman:
 Norfolk
Stennis:  
Washington:  PIA NNGN
Lincoln:  
Roosevelt:  Gulf
Vinson:  
Eisenhower: 
Nimitz:  SanDig
Kennedy:  
Enterprise:  
Kitty Hawk:  
Invincible : Portsmouth
Illustrious : Sea Trials
Ark Royal : Portsmouth (ExR)

Vietnam Time Line
Association of Aviation Ordnancemen
AO Shack
Bluejacket.com :Lots of good Navy stuff
CVF Future UK Carrier
CVX Future Carrier
Site for Future Carrier Studies
USS Intrepid

USS Saratoga (CV-3/60)

USS Hornet (CV-12)

USS Bon Homme Richard (CVA-31)

USS Midway (CV-41) Museum

USS Wasp (CV-18)

 
USS Constellation (CV-64) Decommissioned 7 August 2003
USS Independence (CV-62)
30 September 1998- San Diego
USS America (CV-66
)
9 Aug 1996 Reserve - Norfolk
USS Ranger (CV-61)
10 Jul 1995 Reserve - Bremerton
USS Saratoga (CV-60)
30 Sep 1994 Stricken - Philadelphia
USS Forrestal (AVT-59)
10 Sep 1993 Stricken - Philadelphia


December 2nd: WASHINGTON (NNS) -- The U.S. Navy announced Dec. 2 that USS George Washington (CVN 73) will replace USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) as the forward-deployed aircraft carrier in the western Pacific and will arrive in Yokosuka, Japan, in 2008.

November 14th: ABOARD USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (NNS) -- Aircraft assigned to Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 8 stationed aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) continued support of Operation Steel Curtain (OSC) throughout the second week of November, conducting five consecutive days of strikes against terrorist targets in support of coalition troops in Iraq.

Coalition ground forces consisting of 1,000 Iraqi Army Soldiers and 2,500 U.S. Marines began the offensive Nov. 4 near the town of Husaybah near the Iraq/Syria border.

F-14 Tomcats assigned to Fighter Squadron (VF) 213 and VF-31, along with F/A-18s assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 15, have conducted several strikes on locations being used by Anti-Iraqi Force (AIF) personnel for strategic firing positions against U.S. Marines and coalition ground forces. Since Nov. 6, CVW 8 has flown nearly 400 sorties in support of OSC.

For more news go to NewsBytes 2004/5


Welcome to Carrier Aviation News, a regular newsletter that brings you the news around the Carrier Navy now in its 10th year. Want to contribute? then mail me David 'chuckles' McCandless (take out _at_) and maybe I can publish it here. Thanks to all those who have sent me mail and suggestions.

U.S. Carrier Locations

CVNX-80 to 89
10 more ships in this class planned

CVNX-79
Planned start 2009

CVNX-78
Planned start in 2006
$110mill R&D for 1999

CVN-77: George HW Bush
Under Construction
Keel Laid 6 September 2003
Named December 9 2002
Commissioning: 2009

USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76)
Google Map
Capt. James A. Symonds
Carrier Strike Group (CCSG) 7
CVW-14
Homeport: NAS North Island
Commissioned: 2002
2006:

USS Harry S Truman (CVN-75)
History   Google Map
Capt. Leo Falardeau
CVW-3 AC
Homeport: N.S. Norfolk
2006:  PIA January to October
Schedule: PIA January 2006 (10 Months)

USS John C Stennis (CVN-74)
History  GoogleMap
Capt. David H. Buss
CVW-9 NG / CCG 7
2006:
Milestones:
Schedule:

USS George Washington (CVN-73)
CAPT Garry R. White
CVW-17 AA
Homeport: N.S. Norfolk
2006: Norfolk
Schedule: 

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72)
Capt. Kendall L. Card
CVW-2

2006: 
Schedule:

USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71)
CVW-8
Operation Iraqi Freedom

Homeport: N.S. Norfolk  
2006:
 Gulf January 1
Schedule:

USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70)
History
Capt. Rick Wren
Homeport:
N.S. Everett
2006:  RCOH
Schedule: 

USS Eisenhower (CVN-69)
Capt. Charles E Smith
CVW-7 AG / CCDG 8
Carrier Strike Group 8, Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 28
Homeport: N.S. Norfolk
2006:  
Schedule:

USS Nimitz (CVN-68)
Capt. Ted N. Branch
CVW-11,
Carrier Strike Group 11, DESRON 23
Homeport: NS San Diego
2006: 
Schedule: 

USS John F Kennedy (CV-67)
GoogleMap
Capt. Ronald H. Henderson, Jr.
CVW-1 AB / CCG 6

2006:  
Schedule:

USS Enterprise (CVN-65)
Capt. Lawrence Rice
CVW-8 AJ

Homeport:
N.S. Norfolk
2006
:
Schedule:  

USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63)
GoogleMap
Capt. Ed McNamee
Carrier Strike Group 5
CVW-5 NF
Planned De-commissioning 2008
2006:  

Russia

Admiral Kuznetsov
Sold

Spain
Principe De Asturias
GoogleMap

Britain

HMS Invincible (R 07)
2005: Portsmouth


HMS Illustrious (R 06)
2005:  Portsmouth


HMS Ark Royal (R08)
Commander TJ Chidley
Extended Readiness thru 2006
2005: Portsmouth

Queen Elizabeth (CVF 1)
100 million pounds awarded November 1999

Prince of Wales (CVF 2)

France
Charles de Gaulle (R 91)

Commissioned July 1999, Toulon October 4
Foch (R 99)
Toulon Apr 97, Antalya Turkey October12 1998, Adriatic June 1999
Clemenceau (R 98)
Decommissioned
Jeanne D'Arc (R 97)
Brest,Training for Officers



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